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Janet Porter

Editor-in-Chief, Lloyd's List Containers


Janet is an award-winning business journalist with extensive knowledge of the maritime industry, and in recent years a particular focus on the container shipping sector

She is responsible for overseeing coverage of the global container shipping industry for two of the world's leading maritime publications, Lloyd's List and Containerisation International.

Janet has often been the first to report some of the industry’s biggest events. She broke the story that AP Moller-Maersk was poised to take over P&O Nedlloyd. The details were so accurate that trading in P&O Nedlloyd's shares on the Amsterdam stock exchange was suspended until an official statement was issued the following day, confirming the acquisition talks.

More recently, she has been in overall charge of Containerisation International as it was fully integrated into the Lloyd’s List group. This includes publication of a monthly magazine plus daily online news and analysis. At a time when container shipping is in the throes of the biggest upheaval in its 60 years history, CI has provided the most comprehensive coverage available of all the changes taking place, and how these will affect the future shape of the industry. The magazine has also featured exclusive interviews with most of the industry leaders, including those who rarely speak to the media, as well as indepth analysis and insight of the business at such a tumultuous time.

Before joining Lloyd’s List, Janet was London correspondent and bureau chief for The Journal of Commerce, then a daily New York-based business paper that became part of the Economist Group, covering a broad range of industries from shipping, aviation, insurance and surface transportation to regulation and trade policy, while also managing a network of European correspondents and editing their editorial copy.

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Inchcape Shipping and ClipperData in data-driven tie-up

Staff transferred from ISS to ClipperData under deal that will see companies share tanker trades data

Europe North America

Power play, politics, and big personalities

Container shipping is an industry driven by big personalities and fierce rivalries, where no one can be allowed to get the upper hand

Containers Maersk Group

Diego Aponte confirms 22,000 teu ship order

Update: MSC ends newbuilding drought with an order for 11 mega boxships placed with DSME and Samsung Heavy Industries that could be worth in excess $1.5bn, based on indicative prices for similar-sized ships to be built for CMA CGM which signed a contract with Chinese yards a few hours earlier  
Europe Switzerland

Robert Uggla says strategy unchanged for Maersk Tankers under new ownership and dedicated board

In an exclusive interview, the head of AP Moller Holding says the sale of Maersk Tankers by the Danish conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk to its majority shareholder leaves the product tanker operator with the same ultimate parent company, but with the benefit of its own fully-focused board of directors 

Europe Denmark

CMA CGM mulls scrubbers versus LNG for 22,000 teu newbuilds

Update: the French shipping line and the Chinese shipyards signed the shipbuilding contracts on Tuesday in Marseille

Europe Asia Pacific

CMA CGM in landmark order for 22,000 teu ships worth a potential $1.2bn

The French line confirms order as it outperforms the industry in the second quarter, rounding off a busy few months that included another planned acquisition and the agreed sale of a majority stake in its LA terminal
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